GUM: An American Dream is a feature-length documentary that will change the way you look at gum (and the world it’s chewed in) forever.
From the ingenuity, creativity and street smarts that brought us this sticky confection to the mess we are making of it on the streets of our fair cities – GUM: An American Dream is a unique examination of human progress, social etiquette, pop culture, the advertising boom and the ever-changing American Dream. All seen through the lens of one of the most inert substances known to man… chewing gum.
You’ll meet rich warlords, desperate inventors, volatile military leaders, ambitious industrial magnates, gum-packing war heroes, swinging hippies, gum-chewing rockers and movie stars who smack of attitude.
Gum stretches from the mastic trees of Ancient Greece, through the pine forests of North America, to the jungles of the Yucatan, the mean streets of turn-of-the-century Chicago and New York right onto the sticky black-spotted streets of the 21st Century.
Shot around the world, gum sticks to everything on four continents, and reveals the astonishing complexities of our relationship with that very first disposable product – chewing gum.
And ultimately, GUM: An American Dream might just answer the age-old question: Can we walk and chew gum at the same time?
GUM: An American Dream. Everything you ever wondered, hoped, dreamed, thought, knew or didn’t know about gum…
…and then some.